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Experience makes the difference
A "native" San Diegan, Alex Olivera is one of Southern California's most recognized and respected pinstriping artists. His reputation among collectors, restorers, builders, dealers and owners of antique, classic, custom, hotrod and modern vehicles has been established over more than 40 years of dedication to the pinstriping art and it's history.
So... you're probably asking yourself... "why did Alex and his wife, Donna, move to Massachusetts from San Diego?" Simple answer... It's because Donna has a son in Norwell, MA, a daughter in Brewster on the Cape four beautiful grandsons... ages 4,5,7 & 8 and a new granddaughter. Donna is originally from Saugus, MA, where her parents, sister, brother and a lot of friends still live. It was time for her to come home. And, home is now on Cape Cod.
Because of his longevity in the business, he is regarded as one of the country's most knowledgeable and skilled pinstripers of antique and classic vehicles and has put the "finishing touch" on many Concourse winners for Phil Hill & Ken Vaughn restorations in Santa Monica, CA; Fran Roxas Restorations in Chicago, IL and Allen Schmidt's Horseless Carriage Restorations in Escondido, CA... and many others.
In addition to his regular rounds at many of San Diego's luxury car dealerships... Alex also provided service to several local restoration and custom builder shops including Norm Francis' Hot Rod shop, Hog Heaven Motorcycleworks, Jim Hansen's Custom Paintworks and Phil Thearle's Autowerks.
His deep involvement with the San Diego "car scene" also resulted in the opportunity to pinstripe cars for members of the Over the Hill Gang (of which he and his wife were members) the South Bay Cruiser's, the San Diego chapters of the Model A Club, the Horseless Carriage Club, the Antique Car Club of America, the V8 Ford Club and several others.
Alex is also highly respected by his peers for his ability to pull precision single, double and triple lines and his intricate design-work has helped many of the vehicles he has worked on to be featured in magazines including "Street Rodder", "Custom Classic Trucks", "Model A Restorer", "Rod and Custom" and "Classic Cars" to name just a few. Alex' experience also includes being the factory pinstriper for the Clenet Automobile Company of Santa Barbara.
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